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FHRAI Delegation Demands Uniform GST at 12% for Hospitality Industry (Advocates A One Nation One Hospitality Tax)

01 th Jun 2017

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Dear Members,

FHRAI Delegation Demands Uniform GST at 12% for Hospitality Industry
Advocates A One Nation One Hospitality Tax

New Delhi 1st June 2017 : A senior delegation of The Federation of Hotels Restaurants Association of India (FHRAI) India’s apex body for Hotels & Restaurants presented a representation to Union Finance Ministry Officials on Wednesday. Highlighting that the proposal of 28% GST slab will adversely impact the hospitality and tourism industry, the delegation requested the Government to relook at the present proposal and advocated a uniform Hospitality GST at 12% across the country.

The delegation further requested the Government to relook at the Luxury Tax limit of Rs. 5000/- and enhance it suitably as is followed in most of the countries The World-over since. Rs. 5,000/- (USD 75) cannot be considered Luxury today. The service tax proposal under the new GST regime has been set at 28 per cent for Hotel tariffs above Rs. 5,000.

FHRAI is the third Largest Hotel & Restaurant Association in the World and its delegation was led by Mr. K. Syama Raju, President along with Mr. Garish Oberoi, Vice President, Mr. Dilip Datwani, Vice President, Mr. T.S. Walia, Vice President, Mr. Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, Jt. Hony. Secretary, Mr. T. Nataraajan, Executive Committee Member and Mr. Amitabh Devendra, Secretary General met Senior Finance Officials of the Government of India, who were gracious enough to meet the delegation on 31st May, 2017.

Thanking you & Regards,

K. Syama Raju
President
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